Rubio

Rubio

Toscana IGT

Here Sangiovese, the most important - and often rather austere - grape variety of Montalcino, meets Merlot and Cabernet Franc. This marriage makes for a wine of great freshness and versatility with a deep ruby red colour. Rubio is modern and elegant and conveys the lively fragrances and colours of an untouched natural environment.

 

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Climate trend

The 2008 harvest was carried out in ideal weather conditions. After a rather wet but not particularly cold winter, spring was quite normal, both in terms of temperatures and rainfall. Intervals of rain continued until mid-June, while higher temperatures in June and July alternated with cooler temperatures and further showers.

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Grape varieties

Grape varieties

85% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc

Soil

Vineyard

San Polo

Harvest

Grapes are harvested by hand in small 17 kg crates during the second half of September

Bottle

Size

750

Barrel

Vinification

After careful selection of the bunches, soft pressing of the grapes and cryomaceration prior to fermentation

Ageing

10 months in stainless steel tanks, 4 months in bottle

Fermentation

In tapered refrigerated stainless steel tanks

Malolactic fermentation

In stainless steel tanks

Awards

83

Wine Spectator

Though ripe, this shows a lively structure to its black cherry, raspberry and toasty vanilla flavors. Well-balanced, with a moderate finish. Sangiovese. Drink now through 2013.

92, Editor's Choice

Wine Enthusiast

con turgore e nitida dolcezza rende la sua ciliegia nera compositiva.

89

Wine Advocate

The 2009 Rubio bursts from the glass with layers of dark fruit that build with notable intensity. This plump, engaging wine is a huge overachiever in its price range. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2015.

2 bicchieri

Vini d'Italia del Gambero Rosso

Gold Medal

Mundus Vini - Meininger

A simple and fruity red, with plum and strawberry character. Drink now.

Gold Medal

Korea Wine Challenge

86

Annuario dei Migliori Vini Italiani di Luca Maroni

Gold Medal

Mundus Vini - Meininger

A simple and fruity red, with plum and strawberry character. Drink now.

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